The Director of the FBI James Comey took the unusual step of notifying members of Congress that the FBI has reopened its investigation into the Democratic presidential nominee’s private email server and the handing of classified information which she was Secretary of State.
In a letter to the leadership of the congressional oversight committees, Director Comey wrote:
“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.”
Comey continued, “the FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant, and I cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work.”
This comes some three months after Comey, in a lengthy announcement, said that he was closing the yearlong investigation and recommended that no charges should be filed against Clinton or her associates.
Neither the FBI nor the Department of Justice had any further comment.
Sources say that the emails in question came to light from devices that were seized in connection with the Anthony Weiner sexting investigation.
FBI Director Comey, in letter to members of Congress, says FBI is investigating additional emails in Clinton private server case pic.twitter.com/Ue0qlhqT5w
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) October 28, 2016